Update: Two Killed, One Injured In Helicopter Crash Near Seattle Center

Updated at 11:53 AM.

At 7:40 AM this morning, Seattle Fire and Police responded to 4th Avenue and Broad Street after receiving numerous reports of a helicopter crash.

At the scene, firefighters began working to put out several car fires and found two deceased crash victims.

The crash also damaged three vehicles along Broad street, and police officers arrived to find the occupant of one of the vehicles on fire. Officers quickly extinguished the flames on the man and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. The drivers in the two other vehicles were not seriously injured.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting the investigation

There will likely be traffic impacts around Seattle Center throughout the day and possibly through Wednesday, so please avoid the area unless absolutely necessary.

Photos via @SeattleFire

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